MOOC phase Ⅱ pilot call for proposals still open

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), are unique and exciting virtual teaching, learning and research experiences that are not for credit and freely available to many learners around the world.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking proposals from faculty who are interested in developing and delivering Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in 2014-15, as part of a second phase pilot program. In 2013–14, UW-Madison launched four pilot MOOCs. Through videos, discussion forums and learning activities, more than 96,000 learners from around the world have had the opportunity to engage in a Universty of Wisconsin–Madison learning experience.

The deadline for proposal submissions is March 11, 2014, 4:30 p.m. Check out the Educational Innovation home page for more information.

Recognizing that even small projects have the potential for great impact, Educational Innovation Mini-Grants are a resource for faculty, staff, teaching assistants and students who are making a difference in teaching and learning and/or who might benefit from a small grant to initiate or further develop an educational project that supports innovation in a school, college or department.

Now in its third year, Educational Innovation (EI) continues to enhance student learning, reach more students and optimize resources. To further these goals, EI Mini-Grants (up to $1,000 each) will be available to support faculty, staff, teaching assistants and students as they explore ideas and efforts to advance teaching and learning innovations. EI Mini-Grants call for applications: Available now through June 1